Intern Opportunities for Students: Finance
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
7h ago

Business Analyst Intern

Are you looking forward to a career in finance? Microsoft’s finance internship opportunity has the training you need to get your career in finance underway.

You will have the opportunity to develop strong business acumen, enhance your personal management competencies and walk away with a valuable transferable skill set.

We know you will find the work at Microsoft both challenging and rewarding, and we believe your contribution will be meaningful - one that will offer a high level of personal satisfaction.


The Business Analyst role has 3 primaryfunctions;Revenue Reporting, Large Projects, and Analysis. Typical activities and impact within these 3 functions include :

  • Prepare,updateand maintain standard management reporting to meet the needs of customer groups within the Canadian subsidiary.
  • Create and modify business processes, reporting metrics and ad hoc reports for various end customers to drive financial results
  • Update daily / weekly / monthly suite of revenue analysis reports directed towards Senior levels of Management.
  • Provide monthly close analysis on revenue variances,growthand key metrics
  • Partnerwith management and the Analyst team to maintain the relevance and accuracy of reports within a diverse and dynamic business environment
  • Assist internal business groups by troubleshooting data issues and perform variance analysis; analyze causes and provide resolutions
  • Provide support to business analysts and internal business groups as required through tailored ad-hoc queries and reporting for detailed financial analysis during product launches and marketing campaigns
  • Manage,updateand maintain the Canadian Finance intranet site to facilitate cross-functional collaboration
  • Examples of projects could include Fiscal Year Rollover (May July), Monthly Business Reviews, Budget / Planning (April June), and Forecasting (Monthly / Quarterly).
  • Degree of involvement in projects may also depend on business need.


  • Pursuing abachelor'sormaster’s degree in finance, accounting, statistics, economics, commerce, business or related field (pursuing with at least one quarter / semester remaining after the internship).
  • Available for an 6-8 month consecutive internship starting Winter 2021 .
  • Intermediate to advanced levels in Microsoft Excel, PowerBIand Access. Knowledge of Pivot Tables and formula creation is a necessity.
  • Knowledge of macros, spreadsheet modeling and database skills are definite assets.

  • Strong business / accounting acumen, with excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Proactive and goal orientated; able to meet deadlines, manage time effectively and adopt responsibility for projects.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and work effectively within a team environment.
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